|The Compass 29 was born in 1974 out of Don and Gunther's desire to upgrade what had become Australia's most successful production yacht, to keep up with what customers desired and take advantage of some new production techniques to improve efficiency of construction.
The Compass 29 has more freeboard, allowing two metres of headroom plus extra beam, which, together with the revised deck, allows for a beamier cabin including a dinette suitable for four adults - still with the fantastic view.
It's sufficient to say that some people would describe the sailing ability of the Compass 29 as sedate and 'un-scary'. The latter point of view explains why so many Compass 29s have been sold, and continue to sell quickly when they come on the second-hand market, as they satisfy the need for a safe, family yacht.
The dinette table includes a chart drawer, so that the space normally used for a dedicated chart table allows for a larger, longitudinal galley and two full-size adult quarter berths.
Forward of the galley and dinette is the private toilet area and the forward double bunk, which completes the roomy six-berth layout.
The Compass 29 was a cleverly packaged, old-fashioned yacht that imparted a feeling of safety to the buyer, together with a bright, airy interior taking full advantage of fiberglass furniture and linings.
The 29 has a much more modern rig, a large cockpit with added bonus of wheel steering and furling headsail.
The 29 still has the long keel for ease of handling and the legendary sea keeping qualities for extended cruising. There were 375 Compass 29's built and if you are after one that is highly equipped and very tidy I encourage you to make time and inspect "MELLOW".
With added extras like deck shower, dodger, Bimini, solar panels, furling headsail, anchor winch, autopilot, TV/DVD, shore power, an updated Volvo 18hp 3-cylinder motor with very low hours and regularly serviced and more. This is one Compass 29 that is ready to go and presents beautifully.
DISCLAIMER: This vessel is offered for sale on a brokerage basis. All speeds, capacities, consumption, etc. Are approximate or estimated; measurements can also be approximate. Specifications are provided for information only and particulars herein obtained from sources believed to be correct, but are not guaranteed. Buyer should instruct his agent and/or surveyor to check all details for accuracy. Offered subject to prior sale price and/or inventory change, and/or withdrawal from the market. Current owner's personal possessions viewable in photos and videos are not included in the sale.